The First Mountain (e)

(8.11) Abundance depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.

Thought is the means by which the individual can access unlimited creative potential. Directing attention is the cause. How we react or respond to conditions is the effect.

(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.

Wealth is anything we can exchange. For example, anyone who has a job exchanges their time for money. In this context, time is a form of wealth.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

Spiritual Power is a recognition and application of cause & effect. It is spiritual because every thought is a cause.

(8.14) Spiritual power depends upon use; use determines its existence.

Use” refers to the application this knowledge.

(8.15) We may take our fate out of the hands of chance by constantly realizing the conditions we desire to see manifest in life.

We “constantly realize” conditions by feeling as if they have already happened.

(8.16) Thinking is the great business of life.

Thought is the filter of all conditions and experiences.

(8.17) Thought is spiritual and therefore, creative. To consciously direct thought is to–therefore–direct circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.

Thought is spiritual because it is the means by which the individual can access unlimited creative potential.

Circumstances are situations we create.

Conditions refer to the internal state of individuals upon which circumstances may arise.

Environment is external conditions.

Destiny refers to our life trajectory.

(8.18) The source of all chaos is destructive thought.

Destructive thought is selfish (7.23) and does not support our ideal state.

(8,19) The source of all abundance is constructive thinking.

Constructive thinking is empowered by love (4.3) and supports our ideal state.

(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.

Spiritual energy is thought.

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